48,015 Denver Broncos’ fans supported a petition to have Phil Simms banned from broadcasting Broncos games. With 48 consecutive seasons of home sellouts, they own the longest streak in pro sports in one city. The waiting list for season tickets is almost 75,000 people. It’s safe to say Broncos’ fans are amongst the most loyal, but some new faces might be seen in Sports Authority Field at Mile High next season after the organization completed an audit of their season ticket holders.

After deciding not to raise ticket prices for the first time since 2011, the organization has also decided to end contracts with some of their nearly 22,000 season ticket accounts. This will mark the first time the organization has made numerous tickets available in six years. The investigation revealed some surprising data about the ticket holders.

“After careful review and consideration of our nearly 22,000 season ticket accounts, we are informing a number of season ticket holders that their licenses will not be renewed for the 2017 season based on their tickets not being used by them for any game in 2016,” said the Broncos organization.

One can assume many of these ticket holders were reselling tickets on the secondary market at highly inflated prices. The organization has the ability to revoke season tickets after each season from any account.

Fans also have something else to smile about in regards to seating, as the organization is allowing current season ticket holders to upgrade their location for the first time in many years. Worry not, fans who are looking to score tickets for just a single game, as the number of single-game tickets is also increasing.

The organization can mark taking care of fans off the checklist. It’s time to reach the playoffs again and provide these patient fans something to cheer about.